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U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin, formed in 1976. They began their legacy rooting their music in the political turmoil that was all around them.

After having Steve Lillywhite produce their first three albums, U2 looked for a more sophisticated and experimental sound. They hired Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno to produce "The Unforgettable Fire" and "The Joshua Tree" albums, which both put them onto the charts all over the world.

After the 80s ended U2 re-invented themselves once again. Incorporating elements of electronics into their rock construct, U2 created a new sound with "Achtung Baby". Bono and the band used their notoriety more than ever expressing their opinions on social matters on a global scale.

Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2005 (Performer).

Members:
Paul David Hewson (aka Bono)
David Howell Evans (aka The Edge)
Adam Charles Clayton
Lawrence Joseph Mullen Jr.
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BC 544 A U2 - BBC Rock Hour #544  album art Various Pride In The Name Of Love Various - BBC Rock Hour #544 (LP, Transcription, Ver) London Wavelength BC 544 A US 1984 Sell This Version
BC 515 U2 - B.B.C. Rock Hour: Future Rock album art Various Various - B.B.C. Rock Hour: Future Rock(LP, Transcription) London Wavelength BC 515 US 1984 Sell This Version
XGHS 24160 U2 - Robbie Robertson album art Robbie Robertson Testimony and 1 more… Robbie Robertson - Robbie Robertson (Album) Geffen Records XGHS 24160 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
921 076-2, GEF 46 CD U2 - Fallen Angel album art Robbie Robertson Testimony (Remix) Robbie Robertson - Fallen Angel(CD, Mini, Single) Geffen Records, Geffen Records 921 076-2, GEF 46 CD Germany 1988 Sell This Version
CL 7901 U2 - Ultra Rare Trax album art R.E.M. One R.E.M. - Ultra Rare Trax (Comp) Not On Label (R.E.M.) CL 7901 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
mcd33008 U2 - Lucille & Friends album art B.B. King When Loves Comes To Town B.B. King - Lucille & Friends(CD, Comp) MCA Records mcd33008 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
none U2 - His Definitive Greatest Hits album art B.B. King When Love Comes To Town B.B. King - His Definitive Greatest Hits(CD, Maxi, Promo) MCA Records none Spain 1999 Sell This Version
112 410-2 U2 - Anthology album art B.B. King When Love Comes To Town B.B. King - Anthology (Comp, Album) MCA Records 112 410-2 UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version
none U2 - Høst 2000 (Universal Music AS) album art Various Various - Høst 2000 (Universal Music AS)(VHS, Comp, Smplr, PAL) Universal Music none Norway 2000 Sell This Version
ANCD 06/01 U2 - Rapid Eye Moviment Anthology album art R.E.M. One R.E.M. - Rapid Eye Moviment Anthology(CD, Comp, Unofficial) Not On Label ANCD 06/01 US 2001 Sell This Version
COL 506345 8 U2 - The Essential Johnny Cash album art Johnny Cash The Wanderer-U2 Johnny Cash - The Essential Johnny Cash(2xCD, Comp, Mono) Columbia COL 506345 8 2002 Sell This Version
ID 56 EC-002 U2 - Electronic Collection album art Paul Oakenfold Beautiful Day Paul Oakenfold - Electronic Collection(CD, Comp) In-digital ID 56 EC-002 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
PROMO - 483 U2 - March 2004 Part 2 album art Various Take Me To The Clouds Above Various - March 2004 Part 2(CD, Comp, Ltd, Promo) Dee Jay Mix Club PROMO - 483 Poland 2004 Sell This Version
B0005722-04 U2 - The Breakthrough album art Mary J. Blige One Mary J. Blige - The Breakthrough(Cass, Album) Geffen Records B0005722-04 US 2005 Sell This Version
FSVD-068 U2 - Live 8 Concert At Hyde Park - July 2, 2005 album art Sir Paul McCartney* Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Sir Paul McCartney* - Live 8 Concert At Hyde Park - July 2, 2005(DVDr, DVD-V, Unofficial, NTSC) Footstomp FSVD-068 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
0602517178816, 331104 U2 - Reflections (A Retrospective) album art MJB* One MJB* - Reflections (A Retrospective)(CD, Comp) Geffen Records, Астра 0602517178816, 331104 Ukraine 2006 Sell This Version
20435 U2 - Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man (A Film By Lian Lunson) album art Leonard Cohen Leonard Cohen - Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man (A Film By Lian Lunson) Lionsgate Films, Icon Productions (3), Sundance Channel, Horse Pictures 20435 US 2006 Sell This Version
B0007891-02 U2 - Cuba album art Rhythms Del Mundo I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For Rhythms Del Mundo - Cuba (Album, Comp) Universal Music TV B0007891-02 US 2006 Sell This Version
none U2 - 2005 Highlights album art Paul McCartney Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Live 8, July 2005) Paul McCartney - 2005 Highlights(CD, Unofficial) Not On Label none 2006 Sell This Version
none U2 - Digital Collection album art Mary J. Blige One Mary J. Blige - Digital Collection(CDr, CD-ROM, Comp, Unofficial, MP3) Digital Collections, DC production (2) none Russia 2006 Sell This Version
0249837475 U2 - The Best Of Robbie Robertson album art Robbie Robertson Sweet Fire Of Love Robbie Robertson - The Best Of Robbie Robertson(CD, Comp) Universal Music 0249837475 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
CER 3423 CD U2 - You'd Better Look Out Below album art Arcade Fire, The* Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover), Live In Montreal Nov 26 2005 Arcade Fire, The* - You'd Better Look Out Below(LP, Unofficial) Xanax Records CER 3423 CD 2007 Sell This Version
MR 2974-2 U2 - Soul Is Forever - The Remix Album album art Mary J Blige* One Mary J Blige* - Soul Is Forever - The Remix Album (Comp) RGS Entertainment MR 2974-2 Ukraine 2008 Sell This Version
051 U2 - New Collection album art Mary J. Blige One Mary J. Blige - New Collection(CD, Comp) Moon Records (2) 051 Ukraine 2008 Sell This Version
none U2 - Greatest Hits album art B.B. King When Love Comes To Town B.B. King - Greatest Hits (Comp) Zebra Studio (2), Digital Records (6) none Russia 2012 Sell This Version

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alterbridge

alterbridge

June 18, 2020
edited about 1 year ago
The early vinyls are so terrible sounding that you want to beat two tin cans together to improve the sound. WTF!?
phreakbrain

phreakbrain

March 14, 2020
edited about 1 year ago
yeah I want to dropkick bono through a glass table every time he talks but they made achtung baby, so I'd say it's even.
MB-Daniel

MB-Daniel

June 29, 2019
Totally agree with matt03wfu. Proper place for these kind of releases is in Miscellaneous section, or a flac release section, no just here but across the site. its a mess. where bands do special club releases maybe a section for that. it become cumbersome as it tries to grow
Rich.C

Rich.C

December 22, 2016
edited over 5 years ago
Due to their uncanny ability to change with the times, U2 have managed to stay alive as the majority of their '80s counterparts have disappeared. The evolution of their music is ongoing, and each new record seems to bring a never-before encountered style to the band's oeuvre. From the jangly Post-Punk of their earliest records to the genre-exploding extravaganza that marked their hyper-rhythmic re-entry into the post-Nirvana world, the quartet has provided an utterly original sound and a rarely matched depth of feeling every time. Clearly inspired by post punk legends joy division (in fact Bono is has often cited Ian Curtis as his biggest influence) alongside Kurt Cobain. The band continues to produce emotionally stunning music, injecting everything from countrified pedal steel, gurgling Techno sounds and processed hip-hop beats into their particular brand of Euro-rock.In 2000, U2 showed a spectacular return to form with the release of All That You Can't Leave Behind. Singles such as "It's a Beautiful Day," "Stuck In A Moment...," "Walk On" and "Elevation" helped redefine the band's sound once again, with All That You Can't Leave Behind going platinum three times over. Original players in the post-rock sound, U2 came full circle in 2004, when they released How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb. Ironically, the album was released in the midst of a trendy resurgence of post-punk, cementing U2's place as pioneers of the sound. Fittingly, U2 was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005, i just wish now that Bono would stop trying to be like Sting and Bob Geldof!!
mountainmusik

mountainmusik

March 26, 2016
Joshua Tree ...with Brian Eno's wavy strings and Lanois pushing them.. top 3 lp all time for me.
fly39

fly39

October 24, 2015
absolutely the best.i grew up with em.since i first saw October live from Under a blood red sky.it left me dumb.
then i never left em.it has to be said that through the years they never changed their magic recipe.b.t.w....it's only rock n roll.but i love it
cheaper concert tickets and it would be better for everyone.
spinmarket

spinmarket

April 30, 2015
edited over 6 years ago
I don't disagree with all the U2 detractors when they complain about the band's persona, their marketing tactics, or their crusading, self aggrandizing theatrics. However, it has become quite popular to bash them and yet they remain incredibly vital and ambitious as artists and songwriters. "Songs of Innocence", for all of the wailing and gnashing of teeth over the forced download, is actually another great effort. That's nothing to say of the magnificent and relatively ignored "No Line On The Horizon". If you ever enjoyed U2, ignore the naysayers and get back to listening to the music. The last 20 years have been glorious.
u2july

u2july

January 20, 2015
The best band in the world! All of time!
Spatzo

Spatzo

October 27, 2014
When MTV first came out in the early 80's, Gloria video was played constantly. I bought October and thought it was pretty good. My friend in school was the president of a club at his church in Grand Rapids, MI and said U2 was going to play there. He asked if I wanted tickets. They were $7 each and I thought it would be pretty cool to see another rock band play in a church. I had seen the Romantics there the year before. I took my girlfriend and we were incredibly impressed. There were maybe 4-500 people in all.15 years later, I saw them at Mile High in Denver to a crowd of 20,000. Wow how times had changed a band!
Pistachios

Pistachios

September 30, 2014
Bono is a bell-end.

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